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Become A Ramp Agent

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Working As A Ramp Agent

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $36,660

    Average Salary

What Does A Ramp Agent Do At Quantem Aviation

* Properly and safely loads and unloads freight.
* Including build up and break down of cargo pallets and freight containers following guidelines
* Protects freight from elements, damage and vandalism
* Verifies upon receipt from customer shipment pieces, weight, dimensions and airworthiness.
* Verifies upon delivery to customer shipment pieces and airway bill numbers
* Ensures all QAS and customer safety standards are met and maintained
* Holds equipment certifications and operates equipment safely
* Must successfully complete all training classes
* Obtains proper security documents for all shipments
* Performs other duties assigned by QAS management
* Compliance with all applicable environmental laws and permits

What Does A Ramp Agent Do At Evergreen International Aviation

* The ideal candidate must be reliable, have high energy combined with enthusiasm and a positive attitude
* Operate Ground Equipment including baggage tugs, belt loaders, pushback tractors, and airstair operations
* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs repetitively
* Load and unload cargo and baggage from the aircraft continuously
* Ad hoc assignments as requested by the Supervisor or General Manager
* Able to communicate using a two-way radio
* Able to read and write English
* Available to work varied hours including weekends and holidays
* Must be at least 18 years old
* Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
* Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
* Must have authorization to work in the U
* S. as defined in the Immigrations Act of 1986

What Does A Ramp Agent Do At Worldwide Flight Services

* Load and unload aircraft of cargo weighing up to 70 lbs. in and out of aircraft within confined cargo areas, push, pull, and position loaded containers weighing up to 3,200 lbs. on rollers with/to aircraft.
* Driving vehicles with gross weights of 3,000 to 80,000 lbs. in areas congested with aircraft, moving and stationary vehicles and equipment as well as positioning vehicle up to aircraft requiring depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors, red, green, and yellow.
* Engage in push-out of aircraft driving 80,000 lb. vehicle or assist by providing guide function to driver using depth perception in congested areas or speaking to cockpit during push-back procedure.
* Transport cargo to and from aircraft driving 3,000 lb. vehicle using depth perception to negotiate vehicle with attached carts through congested area.
* Read "off-load" sheets to determine destination of cargo.
* While performing aircraft push-out and/or towing functions, engage in proper specific ground to cockpit communication via hand signals and voice commands, with and without, the assistance of sight or visual aids.
* Ability to successfully communicate with others.
* Ability to work in a high-noise level environment.
* Ability to understand and react to verbal commands and safety warnings, with and without, assistance of sight or visual aids.
* Pull, push, and lift bags weighing up to 70 lbs. onto or from a conveyor belt.
* Pull water hose from stationary cabinet and connect to aircraft.
* Lift, connect overhead and remove overhead, 40 lb.
* KVA electric cable to/from aircraft.
* De-ice aircraft at heights of up to 20
* ft. lifting and holding nose, spray exterior of wings and fuselage with glycol.
* Ability to judge distances.
* Ability to confront and question unauthorized personnel in secured areas, and report their presence to authorities as necessary.
* Reports to work on a regular and timely basis.
* Apply Online

What Does A Ramp Agent Do At DHL Express, Inc.

* Ensure safety of self and co-workers
* Unload, Scan, Sort, Reload times sensitive documents
* Assist in research efforts to resolve shipment inaccuracies
* May assist in Customs Clearance process
* Maintains good work habits, including reporting to work on time and adhering to standard work safety procedures

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How To Become A Ramp Agent

Information clerks typically need a high school diploma and learn their skills on the job. Employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree, depending on the occupation.


Candidates typically need a high school diploma for most positions. However, employers may prefer to hire candidates with some college education or an associate’s degree. This is particularly true for eligibility interviewers, human resources assistants, and municipal clerks. Courses in social sciences, as well as word processing and spreadsheet applications, are particularly helpful.


Most information clerks receive short-term on-the-job training, usually lasting a few weeks. Training typically covers clerical procedures and the use of computer applications. Those employed in government receive training that may last several months and include learning about various government programs and regulations.


Some information clerks may advance to other administrative positions with more responsibilities, such as office supervisor or office manager. With completion of a bachelor’s degree, some human resources assistants may become human resources specialists.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Information clerks must be able to explain policies and procedures clearly to customers and the public.

Integrity. Information clerks, particularly human resources assistants, have access to confidential information. They must be trusted to adhere to the applicable confidentiality and privacy rules governing the dissemination of this information.

Interpersonal skills. Information clerks who work with the public and customers must understand and communicate information effectively in order to establish positive relationships.

Organizational skills. Information clerks must be able to retrieve files and other important information quickly and efficiently.

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Ramp Agent Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

  • Tagalog

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

  • Carrier

  • Urdu

  • Swedish

  • Russian

  • Cantonese

  • Marshallese

  • Hawaiian

  • Filipino

  • Polish

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Top Skills for A Ramp Agent


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Top Ramp Agent Skills

  1. Customer Baggage
  2. Cargo Aircraft
  3. Passenger Luggage
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Tasked with coordinating and organizing the delivery of customer baggage transferring from other flights by communicating with other ramp agents.
  • Perform weight and balance of cargo aircraft.
  • Marshal planes in and out of terminals, Load and unload passenger luggage, Positive bag match
  • Comply with all safety procedures and airline policies.
  • Read and interpret aircraft weight and balance loading instructions, hazardous material identification labels.

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